Harold Pinter's classic play, which tells the story of an extra-marital affair in reverse order, comes to Broadway starring Tom Hiddleston ('The Avengers'), Zawe Ashton ('Velvet Buzzsaw'), and Charlie Cox ('Daredevil'). More…
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Betrayal, the sold-out London hit starring Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox comes to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement.
Direct from a standing-room-only hit run in London, Betrayal is the story of an illicit affair that unfolds in reverse—from the end of a marriage to the first forbidden spark. Starring Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Zawe Ashton (Velvet Buzzsaw) and Charlie Cox (Daredevil) in their Broadway debuts, this stunning production features the daring vision of one of the UK’s most acclaimed directors.
See it if you like Pinter - this is one of his most accessible plays and the acting and staging are riveting.
Don't see it if you prefer action over the self absorbed dialogue of sophisticated, artsy friends and lovers.
See it if a fan of actors Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Cox especially, Harold Pinter, or spare-bones productions where you’ve to add the meat yourself.
Don't see it if not at all familiar with Pinter or the play; expecting shock-and-awe spectacle; unwilling t to think meaningfully about hard decisions.
See it if you enjoy character plays - there isn't much action. The tension between the 3 is palpable at times! Story unfolds in reverse order.
Don't see it if You want a heavily staged show full of Bway pizzazz. This intense story hooks you in. It started slow, but took off soon after.
See it if great acting in a great Pinter play. Well staged and just presented very simply to allow one to pay attention to hte words and the nuances
Don't see it if not a Pinter fan. Not a lot happens. Just story telling - and in reverse order.
See it if and only if you are a Pinter enthusiast, a fan of actor Tom Hiddleston, or a relationship SADISTS. There's plenty of all three things here.
Don't see it if a three character play about infidelity where the story moves backwards in time sounds confusing as hell to you, because it is confusing.
See it if you want dialogue-driven drama re marital infidelity & friendships. No real sets or costumes: focus is words, characters, relationships.
Don't see it if you're not prepared to listen & look. Spare staging (excellent use of turntable) forces focus on what characters say & how they stand/move.
See it if you want to see three actors overcome grad school "cooler than thou" directing and still manage to do Pinter's text justice
Don't see it if you hate minimalist staging or are uncomfortable with long........................ ...........................................pauses
See it if you're into a different take on a great text for actors and don't need a tidy plot.
Don't see it if you need things clearly spelled out for you or need dialogue or arguments screamed for "drama" sake.
See it if you want to see Tom Hiddleston on stage. There are some very interesting directorial choices and the cast has great chemistry.
Don't see it if need action in a play. It is mostly sitting and talking and there is almost no set.
See it if you value any Pinter play, want to see fine acting in a perfectly paced production that understands the "pauses" are critically important.
Don't see it if British accents are a challenge and audiences that haven't got a clue that this isn't a comedy. If you like happy endings, forget Pinter
See it if you're interested in the inherent ability of people to hurt each other and themselves or if you're interested in any of the actors or play
Don't see it if you expect spectacle or much of a set at all or don't like shows with little "action"
See it if you want to see three talented actors. The lead performances are fairly strong.
Don't see it if you want to be entertained. This play is mostly characters sitting and talking to each other. Not much action and not particularly engaging.
See it if You want to see a play that almost completely hinges on the strength of the actors on stage due to lack of action, sets, props.
Don't see it if You don’t like plays with minimals sets, or that don’t have much action or build to a climax.
See it if you love the theater:very good acting in a very good play. This cast does Pinter justice. The subtlety of their performances is eloquent
Don't see it if you need to be hit over the head with flashy theatrics. This is nuanced acting in a careful and literate play. How devastating the drama is
See it if Curious to see famous movie stars on Broadway and believe that production was "sold - out hit in London."
Don't see it if You prefer play where actors not just taking turns to talk to each other on stage with moving back wall and rotating center. Dislike fake.
See it if If you like the actors then run. All of them are excellent. The minimalist set shows off Pinter’s plot beautifully. Worth seeing twice.
Don't see it if If you don’t want to understand Pinter’s use of the pauses, then don’t go. The opposite of a big flashy musical. Also not for children.